The Du Preez twins, Jean-Luc and Dan, could join Sale Sharks earlier than expected according to reports in South Africa.
Afrikaans newspaper The Rapport has indicated that the Premiership has requested that the duo be granted an early release from their contracts at the Durban-based franchise.
The Springbok loose forwards have signed short-term deals with Sale but are expected to return for the Sharks one last Super Rugby season in 2020.
They would then head to Manchester for two years after the 2020 Super Rugby competition.
It now appears that Sale Sharks would like the brothers to join them at an earlier stage with their older brother Robert who has already joined the Sale Sharks on a three-year deal.
It will be Jean-Luc's second stint at Sale, having starred for them as a loan player last season, when signed a short term deal as cover for Tom Curry.
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